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Director of Castellani Art Museum
DATE:   2/20/2020
JOB TITLE:   Director of Castellani Art Museum
JOB STATUS:   Full time
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Castellani Art Museum
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Provost
DEPARTMENT:   Castellani Art Museum
SECTOR:   Academic

SUMMARY:
The Director of the Castellani Art Museum is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the museum and its staff, oversight of curated and touring exhibitions as well as the conservation of the collection, management of the museum budget and fundraising initiatives, and work collaboratively with stakeholders at the University, especially the Art History with Museum Studies program, and in the wider community to strengthen the presence and impact of the museum on campus and in the region.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Administer the day-to-day operations of the museum, including supervising its staff, interns, and volunteers; and overseeing or performing curatorial and conservational duties with the staff, as needed; Responsibly manage the museum’s budgets; Strengthen the museum’s presence and impact on campus and in the community through membership, programming, the Art History and Museum Studies program, and other events; Serve as a voting member of the museum’s acquisitions committee; Cultivate and steward donors, corporate contributors, sponsors, and grantors; Seek, expand, prepare and administer grants and fundraising in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Sponsored Programs and Foundation Relations: Generate and execute a long-term strategic plan to ensure the future sustainability of the museum and its collection. ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Periodically teach courses in Niagara University’s Art History and Museum Studies program.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
25% Day-to-day operations of the museum, including managing budget; supervising staff, interns, and volunteers; completing required reports; meeting with members of the University and other stakeholders; 20% Identifying, preparing and administering external grants; 20% Pursuing fundraising and membership initiatives; 20% Administering educational and other development programs, including teaching courses in the Art History and Museum Studies program; 15% Curatorial administration

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated track-record of responsible budget development and management, fundraising, and , grant writing; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated track record of problem-solving, and organizational and decision-making skills; Demonstrated proficiency in managing personnel and developing relationships. Knowledge of current issues and best practices in museum management; Ability to work some evenings, weekends and hours other than 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:
The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
Master’s degree in art history, museum studies or a related field; Minimum of five years of experience working in a museum, including work with exhibitions; A valid New York State drivers’ license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must be able to operate a vehicle in Canada.


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